Sometimes it is impossible to get rid of the lethargic feeling at work. And on some days we are too tired to actually get any work done. And on some really bizarre days, you might see your exhausted employees dozing off in the office.
In the last few years, especially in 2020, companies have been constantly talking about employee well-being for the productivity of the office. The need for organizational psychologists has taken a surge and effective human resources management is demanded. The relation to these demands is the increasing need for employee satisfaction and general health in the work environment. Wellbeing is no longer talked about in our own apartments or homes. Are they happy with the work design? Are they engaged by the settings in the office? Is it enthusiastic enough for the day? What more can we do as employers to boost up well-being and happiness in the office?
Employers cannot control how employees feel. We cannot control their mental health nor their perception. But we can control how we design our workspace to improve productivity, satisfaction, and well-being. Installing a movable partition Malaysia offices to installing a water cooler and giving them a designated kitchen space can also make the difference. But well-being goes a long way and there is a lot more at work to do.
Create An Office Gym
A lot of health issues have come to surface as a result of sitting in the office for eight hours straight. Back problems, digestive issues, shoulder and jaw problems and even weight issues come from sitting at our desk for too long. Sitting for prolonged periods of time also causes us to lose our attention and interest towards work. Our minds need to be pumped, excited and ready to get on with the day. Sometimes a gym break for fifteen minutes does it for a lot of people. Encourage people to join the gym or go to the gym before or after work and even during work to improve their own productivity.
Expand The Pantry
Have you recently checked what’s in the office pantry? Is it well stocked? Does it have what your employees need? Are there enough water bottles? Is the coffee machine running? Do they have enough coffee capsules? This is very important to the wellbeing of employees as well. People need to be energized with food for the hectic work ahead and employees should feel support through a beautiful pantry!
Bringing More Light Into Your Office
Several studies have been done to understand the relationship between light and work performance. While there is no direct relationshionships, we have seen an obvious correlation. Under dim light people are likely to fall asleep and be unenergized. But with bright light streaming through our windows, it wakes us up, improves our mood, plays a role in curing depression and generally bolsts up the well being of employees.
Plants To Spruce Up
Plants are literally what give life to our surroundings. With more plants, there is a pop of color in our office that engages us. It keeps the air clean, replenishes focus, and generally improves overall productivity.